This house is located upon an extraordinary piece of land overlooking Ross River. The design process scrutinised both the qualities of the site and the locally dominant construction techniques.
The site is flat and is bound to the north east and north west by public park land. This park land falls from the site boundaries down some ten metres to the edge of the flat water held in the dammed Ross River below. The predominant breezes from the north east blow across the flat water and up the slope to the site. This house has been arranged to fully utilise these outlooks and to capture these breezes.
Local housing is conventionally constructed with a concrete ground floor slab, single skin concrete masonry external walls with render finish and timber truss framed roof structure. Rather than work against these techniques, this house incorporates and redefines the manner in which they are assembled.